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Underwater Photogrammetry & Maritime Applications

Project researchers

Photogrammetry still represents the most useful recording technique currently available underwater due to its flexibility and ease of image data interpretation. The reserch analyses the main optical phenomena involved when a camera operates underwater. Furthermore it includes3D reverse engineering techniques in the maritime field for the support of shipbuilding firms, naval architects and designers. The research work started with the OptiMMA project, an interdisciplinary work based on optical metrology and 3D reverse engineering techniques in the maritime field for the support of shipbuilding firms, naval architects and designers. High geometric accuracy, photorealism of the final 3D model and faithful rendering of salient details are usually needed in the maritime field, together with the classical requisites characterising the reality-based 3D modelling approaches, i.e. automation, low cost, reliability, precision and flexibility of the recording technique. Within the OptiMMA project, several applications have been realised in collaboration with different partners (Federico II University in Naples, Italian Navy, Maritime Museum of Parthenope University in Naples, private shipowners and shipbuilders). Among the activities of the project it is worth to mention the complete 3D surveying and reconstruction of the Costa Concordia ship gash.

  

Representative publications:

- Nocerino, E., Menna, F., Fassi, F., Remondino, F., 2016: Underwater calibration of dome port pressure housing. ISPRS Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XL-3/W4, pp. 127-134. EuroCOW 2016, the European Calibration and Orientation Workshop, 10-12 Feb. 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland

- Menna, F., Nocerino, E., Fassi, F., Remondino, F., , 2016: Geometric and Optic Characterization of a Hemispherical Dome Port for Underwater Photogrammetry. Sensors, Vol.16(1), 48; doi:10.3390/s16010048

- Menna, F., Nocerino, E., Troisi, S., Remondino, F., 2015: Joint alignment of underwater and above-the-water photogrammtric 3D models by independent models adjustment. ISPRS Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XL-5/W5, pp.143-151

- Menna, F., Nocerino, E., Troisi, S., Remondino, F., 2013: A photogrammetric approach to survey floating and semi-submerged objects. Proc. of Videometrics, Range Imaging and Applications XII, SPIE Optical Metrology, Vol. 8791, doi: 10.1117/12.2020464

- Nocerino, E., Menna, F., Troisi, S., 2013: High accuracy low-cost videogrammetric system: an application to 6DOF estimation of ship models. Proc. of Videometrics, Range Imaging and Applications XII, SPIE Optical Metrology, Vol. 8791, doi: 10.1117/12.2020922

Related events / activities:

- ISPRS / CIPA Workshop on "Underwater 3D recording and modeling", 16-17 April 2015, Piano di Sorrento, Italy

- MDPI Sensors Special Issue "Sensors and Techniques for 3D Object Modeling in Underwater Environments"

 

Partners: 

Laboratory of Topography and Photogrammetry and Naval Architecture of the Parthenope University in Naples (Italy), Politecnico of Milano, NiMAR